Things about Jimmy at one year old

It astonishes me that Jimmy is already one year old. Even if I am a terribly negligent blogger, I felt the need to create a record of Jimmy’s one-year-old world.

Jimmy loves to eat/drink:

  • canned pears
  • canteloupe
  • pasta!
  • orange juice
  • yogurt
  • bananas
  • french fries
  • Mandarin oranges
  • Doritos
  • Cheerios
  • Goldfish
  • Nonna’s pizzelles
  • Poppy’s cream cheese and chive scrambled eggs
  • sips of mama’s water
  • lemons
  • He does not like meat.

Jimmy knows what these words mean:

  • shoes
  • duck
  • dog
  • what’s that?
  • hat
  • dad
  • mama
  • Josh
  • ears
  • no and yes

Jimmy can:

  • wave goodbye
  • crawl and cruise like a maniac
  • stand by himself
  • climb up onto tiny chairs
  • sing “Row Row Row Your Boat” (“rah rah rah”) and rock back and forth
  • answer “How big is Jimmy” — “so big!” with his arms up
  • tell you what a duck says (“wha wha”)
  • point to his siblings when named in person and in photos
  • dance to music
  • crawl up the steps
  • get off the bed feet first
  • hand mama tiny pieces of trash he finds on the floor
  • shake his head no and yes

Jimmy likes to:

  • snuggle stuffed animals to his face
  • give mama kisses
  • play with Kayla
  • practice walking with Cameron
  • play with his racetrack
  • look at books, especially Hush!, What’s Wrong Little Pookie?, and Five Little Pumpkins
  • look at photographs of himself and his family
  • explore machines — like the vacuum, stereo, dishwasher, dryer, air purifier, humidifier, laptops, remote controls
  • talk to Nonna and Poppy on Skype
  • play peek-a-boo
  • take off his shoes and socks in the car
  • chew on shoes
  • talk on his play phones
  • take showers with Dad

Jimmy’s favorite things:

  • trucks
  • hats
  • ducks and birds
  • dinosaurs
  • yellow quilt Nonna made for him
  • fuzzy blanket Dad bought before he was born
  • Waffles the pig
  • womb-sounds bear
  • Little People racetrack
  • pots, pans, and other cooking utensils

Jimmy is fearless and highly inquisitive. He points to just about everything and asks “what’s that? (uh da?!)” His eye is especially attracted to artwork and photographs. He has a winning smile with fantastic dimples that absolutely lights up the room. He makes friends with strangers while we are shopping and plays peek-a-boo with people at restaurants. He loves to make people laugh. To get someone’s attention, he will wildly smile in their general direction until they notice him. He typically only lets mom, dad, Kayla, and sometimes his brothers hold him (in that order of preference), unless they are unavailable. He is learning animal noises. He is very purposeful in choosing books and will request to read the same book several times in a row, especially Hush!. When he is sleepy, he rubs mama’s ear and sings while he rests his head on my shoulder. He does not like sleeping under covers and will fight his way out quickly.

Jimmy’s eyes are a fascinating mix of blue, brown, and green. His right eye is noticeably bluer than his left. He just got his first freckle on his left bicep. He looks very much like his Poppy, especially while he is sleeping.